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I'm a scientist , yogi, book worm, scifi junk, and I'm a little obsessed with my pup. My life is full of discovery both in the lab and out of the lab. This blog is my place to share my experiences as a person trying to stay happy and healthy in this crazy world.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cha Cha Cha Chia Pudding

Yes Chia, as in Chia pet.  You know, those terra cotta animal shaped things that you soaked in water and spread seeds over, and if you were lucky they grew a full coat of fur/sprouts.  However, if you were like me it was patchy and it looked like your chia pet had some kind of hair loss disease.

Well it turns out that those seed we were spreading over our chia pets are pretty nutritious.  They've also become the darling of the super food obsession.  Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3, that's the good fat that stops inflammation and you can also get it from fish like salmon and mackerel.

I choose to eat these little seeds as "pudding".  Once soaked in a liquid the chia seeds pretty much take on the consistency of tapioca.

I add a 4:1 ratio of almond milk to chia seeds and soak overnight, covered.
I soak my chia in a ball jar so that it can stay covered and the liquid doesn't evaporate
Add some canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and honey (or stevia)

All the ingredients ready to go
Mix this all up, and it's like pumpkin pie but WAY healthier.

It's delish and makes a great snack.  You're co-workers might look at you a little quizzically if you eat it at work (which I've experienced) but the taste and health benefits are worth it.

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